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by Father Christopher Walsh,Fr. Benedict Groeschel C.F.R.

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ISBN: 0867166584
Author: Father Christopher Walsh,Fr. Benedict Groeschel C.F.R.
Language: English
Publisher: Servant (July 12, 2005)
Pages: 160
Category: Catholicism
Subcategory: Bibles
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And what do priests think of the sacrament? Are they bored in the confessional? . Father Walsh has written this book in a. Easy to follow style

And what do priests think of the sacrament? Are they bored in the confessional? Distracted? Shocked by what they hear? As The Untapped Power of the Sacrament of Penance makes clear, priests cherish the sacrament of reconciliation as a powe When it comes to sin, no one's an innocent bystander  . Easy to follow style. It is most definitely an engaging book, and is one I had difficulty putting down.

Christopher J. Walsh Foreward by Fr. Benedict Groeschel, . of Penance makes clear, priests cherish the sacrament of reconciliation as a powerful movement of God's healing love. As The Untapped Power of the Sacrament of Penance makes clear, priests cherish the sacrament of reconciliation as a powerful movement of God's healing love. Walsh addresses readers who have abandoned the confessional out of fear or apathy or conviction that they don't have any "real" sins to confess, and penitents who come to the sacrament only occasionally. Walsh urges all to return to this remarkable source of God's mercy and grace.

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And what do priests think of the sacrament? Are they bored in the confessional? Distracted? .

And what do priests think of the sacrament? Are they bored in the confessional? Distracted? Shocked by what they hear? As The Untapped Power of the Sacrament of Penance makes clear, priests cherish the sacrament of reconciliation as a powerful movement of God's healing love. If you have abandoned the confessional out of fear or apathy or the conviction that you don't have any "real" sins to confess—or if you are merely a once- or twice-a-year penitent—this book will put you back on track.

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And what do priests think of the sacrament? Are they bored in the confessional? Distracted? Shocked by what they hear? As "The Untapped Power of the Sacrament of Penance" makes clear, priests cherish the sacrament of reconciliation as a powerful movement of God's healing love. Rugs & Carpets From the Caucasus.

by Christopher J. Published August 2005 by Servant Publications. Mario's Place is a well-known spot in Westport, Connecticut. WALSH is pastor of St. Joseph Church in Shelton, Connecticut, and adjunct professor of dogmatic theology at St. Joseph Seminary (Dunwoodie) in Yonkers, New York

And what do priests think of the sacrament? Are they bored in the confessional? Distracted? Shocked by what they hear? . Joseph Seminary (Dunwoodie) in Yonkers, New York. For 13 years he worked in the formation of future priests as vocations director of the Diocese of Bridgeport and spiritual director at St. John Fisher Seminary, Stamford, Connecticut.

Benedict Joseph Groeschel, . July 23, 1933 – October 3, 2014) was an American Franciscan friar, Catholic priest, retreat master, author, psychologist, activist and television host. He hosted the television talk program Sunday Night Prime (originally Sunday Night Live) broadcast on the Eternal Word Television Network, as well as several serial religious specials. He founded the Office for Spiritual Development for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York

Now Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel, author of In the Presence of Our Lord, the best-selling examination of the practice of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, has created a prayer book just for Eucharistic Adoration.

Now Fr. With his deep love for the Blessed Sacrament and his profound sense of the sacred, Fr. Groeschel has assembled a book that is sure to enrich your prayer life and strengthen your faith. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file.

The priest administering a sacrament, such as Reconciliation, must have permission from the local bishop, or from his . The current book on the Rite of Penance prescribes the following (42-47)

The priest administering a sacrament, such as Reconciliation, must have permission from the local bishop, or from his religious superior  . The current book on the Rite of Penance prescribes the following (42-47). The sign of the cross precedes a greeting of encouragement to trust in God. The priest may read a short passage from the Bible that proclaims God's mercy and calls to conversion.

When it comes to sin, no one's an innocent bystander. But do we really need to bring those sins to a priest in the Sacrament of Penance? Why? And what do priests think of the sacrament? Are they bored in the confessional? Distracted? Shocked by what they hear? As The Untapped Power of the Sacrament of Penance makes clear, priests cherish the sacrament of reconciliation as a powerful movement of God's healing love. If you have abandoned the confessional out of fear or apathy or the conviction that you don't have any "real" sins to confess—or if you are merely a once- or twice-a-year penitent—this book will put you back on track. There's no time like the present to return to this remarkable source of God's mercy and grace.

Comments:

Vushura
I chose this book entirely because of the title, for two reason. First, as it says, it's a priest's viewpoint, and second, because the phrase "untapped power" says that for most of the time, most of us Catholics are not achieving the maximum outcomes possible in our use, or non-use, of the Sacrament of Penance. So I wanted to know, why is that?

Is it because we don't go often enough, or do inadequate examination of conscience? Are our hearts not open and receptive enough to God's forgiveness and grace? Could it be that we don't know how to reduce our sins to the few words of 'type and number' in order to meet an arbitrary time guideline? Father Benedict Groeschel, who wrote the Forward, says the best confessions at St. Patrick's Cathedral are made by recent immigrants from countries where they have been taught well; that the religious education in the U.S. in the last quarter century has contributed to confessions that are superficial or marked by confusion. Intriguing observation.

Author, Father Christopher Walsh's discussion - beginning with the history of why confessional usage declined after Vatican II, all the way through to what seems like would be ideal results of an optimal confession - was all very enlightening to me, a convert who has struggled with confession from day one. Father Walsh's perspective as an experienced priest, as opposed to someone writing as an educator or theologian, is what makes this book so worth reading. So I disagree with the reviewer who tried to recommend Scott Hahn's 'Lord Have Mercy' over this book. I've read both, and both are excellent in their own right, but should not be compared. I see their intent and purpose as being different, so rather than an either/or choice, I would actually recommend reading both.
Xangeo
This is a very interesting book which sheds new insights into the Sacrament of Reconciliation. I would like to recommend this book especially to priests and people who work in spiritual direction.
Cemav
a new way to look at the sacrament of penance-- encouraging & motivating. no longer frightening & shameful, hidden in the dark shadows of the church. didn't agree with author on all things "sinful" (such as homosexuality) but didn't let this distract from the overall message: how healing reconciliation can be and how to approach the process in a fresh, new & thoughtful way. for me, the book showed me how to make the sacrament more meaningful and helpful to personal growth rather than just dutifully attending in the same old tired way.
Thordibandis
This book is hardly earth-shattering. Everything in it has been said before, and better, by others.

Most disturbing are the almost myopic attacks on the Church prior to the Council. In the introduction the Catholic faithful from before Vatican II are almost vilified for how much they used the confessional. The fact that Catholics went to confession when they only had venial sins to confess seems to the priest who wrote this book, and the priest who wrote the introduction, as silly and outmoded. As someone who loves the old Mass, I found the introductory chapters so insulting it was a struggle to get through the rest of the book.

This knee-jerk need to attack the past needs to GO. It isn't fair or accurate, and it shows a serious disregard for Catholics of the greatest generation who struggled to remain solid in the face of so many challenges.

Far far better are Scott Hahn's Lord, Have Mercy: The Healing Power of Confessionor Henri Nouwen's The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming. The second book is especially spiritual and inspiring. As it is heavy and does not address confession as directly and clearly as Hahn does, I recommend reading Lord, Have Mercy first.
Daigami
It is common to hear confessional "horror stories" of Catholcis who had bad experiences with going to confession. In the midst of these what gets eclipsed are the vast majority of good and healing confessions that have taken place, the good priests who offer sound advice and help people to draw closer to Christ. Because of this fear and misunderstanding, use of the sacrament of pennance has drastically declined and yet people are not the better for it. They are depriving themselves of one of the greatest sacraments God has provided for His Church. This is the situation that Fr. Walsh attempts to address in his book. He addresses what the sacrament was, what has become and what it should be. He takes stock of objections people have against confession, and then through use of annecdotes and advice he helps the reader draw either back to this sacrament or grow in appreciation of its importance.
Jorad
Fr. Walsh has a simple and direct way of explaining this most important Sacrament. He shares interesting anecdotes and makes a very complex and mysterious subject more approachable. Who doesn't want to learn more about Confession? Everyone I know wonders how to do it "better". An easy read and great gift.
Brajind
Fr. Walsh has a warm style of writing. His book can apply to almost anyone who is interested in this topic. Enjoyable and factual.

Highly recommend.
Wonderful book. Easy to read and very informative.

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